December 22, 2009

One true sentence

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“All you have to do is write one true sentence….write the truest sentence you know.”, A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway.

Life at Buttercup Farm blog is officially one year old! (”One true sentence”).

I have received several e-mails from wonderful readers of the blog over the past year commenting similarly…”you have perfection” or “your life looks perfect”.

I MUST share with you…Life at Buttercup Farm is NOT PERFECT. Our businesses have been greatly effected by the economy. We have sibling rivalry, dogs that eat deer poop, laundry piles…I mean piles….and piles….and piles. We have PMS, homework tears, and dark roots growing from once natural blonde hair. We have 10 pounds to lose (ok 15). Hubby and I do lots of projects together…both work and home…and sometimes we have, “heated discussions”. We have areas in our home (my office) that look like a scene out of an episode of “People with Clutter”. We have suitcases full of clothes because it takes me a month or two to unpack from trips we take. Did I mention that we have laundry piles???????

Most of what I have chosen to show or write about on the blog is simply a “glimpse”. A glimpse of a part of a day I most want to remember. The part of the day I want my children to see if they happen to visit the LABF blog 15 years from now. I want this blog to show my children that no matter what the circumstances are in life, each and every day we can always find glimpses of beauty, happiness, gratitude, and forgiveness.

There are other things I want them to know too and as I complete my first year of writing in the blogosphere, I am feeling more brave and bold about my writing.

As I begin year two of the LABF journey I will continue to share glimpses of life here at Buttercup Farm. I will also share more of who I am…what makes me true. Sometimes I am a bit edgier than I have let you know (or maybe not…there are few posts out there). I will continue to share my passion for Buttercup Farm life, Farm style, and my travels. I will share more of our creative ventures in the kitchen, the artist retreat, and my home. I look forward to sharing my passion for my Country and my Constitution and my continued commitment to our family values.

My life IS the story here. Each time I sit down to write in 2010 I will start by reading Earnest Hemingway’s sentence, “All you have to do is write one true sentence….write the truest sentence you know”. I am open to the journey of where that truth will take me.

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Comments (3)

Traci said:

looking forward to your next year of writings!! have a blessed holiday!


Bobbie Fey said:

You inspire me with your true thoughts and feelings. Keep up with all your doings, remember what Alexandra said in one of her books, “To do is to be.” You give me hope in the younger generation, knowing what a good person, wife and mother you are. I love your “Life At Buttercup Farm”, how fortunate for me to luckily find it!!!!


Virginia said:

You’ve inspired me, Shawn…to begin my dream of writing. Here’s to keeping it real. Happy New Year! xoxo


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